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Ron Paul interview on the Don & Roma Show (WLS Chicago) ~8/25/11

11:29 interview, Click "Listen" on the page

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Ron Paul discussed on the Don and Roma Show (WLS Chicago) the topics of "government job creation", Federal Reserve, Rick Perry, Texas, US troop commitment overseas if attacked, use of the Letters of Marque & Reprisal for Afghanistan, third party question, acknowledgment of media and Grover Cleveland.

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WLS Interview

Let's send Don and Roma "Thank you" e-mails!

I live in Chicago and was surprised by this interview

Don and Roma tend to fall into the neo-con category and have gotten the memo not to dare mention Ron Paul when talking about POTUS. They have had him on the show before, and been ever so nice, yet never dare bring up his evil name when talking about a straw poll or frontrunners. Regardless, Ron played them like a fiddle. Ron should be on guard for Don Wade to ask him why he so badly wants Iran to have a bomb; why Ron so badly wants the world to end in a ball of nuclear Muslim fire. Don Wade is badly infected with the hard core neocon bug and would love to bomb and occupy Iran.

Did I really hear

an interviewer say his views are "refreshing" instead of radical, and "maybe the next POTUS" instead of unelectable?!! WOW!

I have heard of Don & Roma, but can't listen to them in my market area.
I do, however, know a lot of station managers around here - (lots of committees for lots of non-profit children's events). Are they only local, or is their show available for markets outside of Chicago?

I'll give as much respect to my elected officials as they give to the Constitution!

They can be heard worldwide

They can be heard worldwide by going to wlsam.com and clicking on the listen live icon.



I'll give as much respect to my elected officials as they give to the Constitution!

WOW ! the last line, so


the last line, so simply put,

I don't remember hearing it ever in the MSM

Now that is a real interview!

Just wonderful!

Another Media Got Schooled

We are wondering why Ron Paul is always ask what if he's not the official republican candidate? Wud he consider to be a 3rd party? These question should be ask to candidates who are probable to loose the republican nomination say Bachman, Perry, Palin etc cuz these candidate will surely not be the official candidate of republican party. Again great interview and long live Ron Paul. To me I feel that the one who conducted the interview was surprised about the sensibility of Ron Paul's answer as if they are saying in their mind hmmm he makes total sense. And most probably this will be the next president of the United States.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

You won their hearts

Dr. Paul, I may be wrong but it sure sounded like you won their hearts. I'm sure those who heard this interview live were impressed as well. Great interview.

I listen to Don and Roma Every Morning

and let me tell you, they were very gracious to Ron. I thought Ron Paul was wonderful and I think Don and Roma knew that there was something special there.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

Link to Audio Podcast

Great interview

I sometimes daydream that I might one day be on a plane and Ron Paul sits next to me. How I would love to sit a pick his brain for an hour of two.
This interview felt a lot more like a brain picking than the regular "got-ya"
I loved it.

Wonderful interview...NO

Wonderful interview...NO ATTACKING and he actually got to finish his thoughts before being asked another question!

Now this was a really good interview!

Mostly because they allowed him to speak!

Serious candidate or serious news media?

Now this is a real serious conversation with a presidential candidate. Why cannot these kinds of interviewers be on TV, on the mainstream networks?

There is no question whether Ron Paul is a serious candidate. The problem is that the news media are not serious about covering the news or elections.

Don and Roma on the other hand are very serious, to whom it is refreshing and a joy to listen. Very good interview.

Do You Remember What This Celebrity Said About Ron Paul in 07'

"You Just Don't Hear This Kind Of Logic From Someone Who Wants To be President of The United States." ~Bill Maher

No way in Hades that Ron Paul ever endorses the other fakes

He knows they're all playing game.

Yeah, right...Slick Rick, or Mr. Flip Flop, or Bachman, or ANY of them will never do anything in opposition to their masters.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Political capital, listen carefully to what RP said.

He did not completely reject it and he did mention that some were coming his way in their policy positions. He also was clear not to completely reject a third party run. He is a politician in a political game, look at it in another way. From the mind of his opposition candidates. That message was so skillfully done it almost would go unnoticed. He now has the political capital to either sink a candidate or with an endorsement, move enough votes to allow one to win. If he would choose to run third party the Republican party could easily be defeated in the general election.

Let me translate it IMHO: I'm done playing games, play fair and I will be fair, continue screwing around and you won't have a chance.

Ron Paul on the Ball

RP coasted right through this interview.

Grade: A

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

That was

I always cringe when he talks about "Marque and Reprisal", but he explained it pretty well.

He was in the zone with this interview IMO.
I wonder how many people this was broadcast to.

Just listening to him makes you feel smarter. He's such a contrast from these other clowns.
They probably just turned up the fluoride dial on the water supply in Chicago.....8)
Don't want anyone waking up!

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I'd like to hear his view of the difference

of legitimate "marque & reprisal" vs the clumsy, invasive action that targeted and allegedly killed Osama.

I like how Don ended the interview...


Ya. That was THE BEST! Hope

Ya. That was THE BEST! Hope they all end like that..:) Oh, until they "surely" instead of "maybe"..LOL


Bump for later crowd.


Mods - can you bump to front page?

now that we have the audio links.

thank you

When asked who's his hero,

When asked who's his hero, Ron Paul never mentions Andrew Jackson. I have never heard Ron Paul even mention Andrew Jackson in all his talks/lectures/interviews. I want to ask him one day, what are his feelings about Andrew Jackson.

Jackson, despite his

Jackson, despite his anti-bank heroics, was very much a mixed bag from a libertarian (or, um, Indian) standpoint.

Grover Cleveland is a much better answer. (That is, if one has to pick a politician, not, say, a great businessman, as one's "hero.")

My high school freshman

My high school freshman daughter thinks it is because Jackson was not purely constitutional. He didn't focus on small government and power to the people. If we are picking similar-in-thought presidents, Thomas Jefferson would be a doppleganger. He was for small government.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.